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The estimated cost of alcohol abuse was $70.3 billion in 1985 and an astounding $85.9 billion in 1988. The loss of productivity, expenditures on medical treatment, premature deaths and broken families are incalculable. As the largest purveyors of alcohol in the world, what part of this human tragedy can we attribute to the Bronfman liquor dynasty?
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The World Jewish Congress,
Edgar Bronfman
and World Terrorism


The envelope of the fundraising letter was marked "Confidential" and began, "Saddam Hussein, Muammar Qadhafi and Hizbollah radicals hope that you will put this letter aside.  You see, these terrorist thugs, and the countries that sponsor them, don't want to hear what the World Jewish Congress is doing to stop them...."  After three pages of the well-worn spiel frightening Jews into lightening their fiscal load, we come upon the gratuitous stab at free Blacks: "Meanwhile in America, more and more people are on TV calling the Holocaust [sic] a `hoax' ... and making wild accusations against `Zionist bankers' and `bloodsucking Jews' as we saw with the televised interviews with Louis Farrakhan several months ago. And for every Farrakhan, we know of hundreds of lesserknown, BUT EQUALLY DANGEROUS, anti-Semitic leaders."  Signed, Edgar M. Bronfman, president of the World Jewish Congress (WJC).

What could a Bronfman mean by "dangerous"?  Are these the same bootlegging Bronfmans who flooded America with bad whiskey during Prohibition, who later bought Seagrams, which has flooded the world with distilled poison ever since?  Stephen Birmingham, author of The Rest of Us: The Rise of American Eastern European Jews wrote of those early Bronfman contributions to the American standard of living: "While real Scotch whiskey might be aged for two to twelve years, Bronfman Scotch could be aged in about two days....  What no one noticed, not even Sam Bronfman himself was that with this haphazard mixing of alcohol, real whiskey, and other ingredients, Bronfman was in the process of inventing a whole new category of alcoholic beverage: blended whiskey."1

So, as The Honorable Louis Farrakhan suffered, struggled, sacrificed and dedicated his life to the infusion of life into a destroyed people, the Bronfman legacy, thus far, is blended whiskey.  Jewish Mafioso Meyer Lansky's chief confederate, Lucky Luciano, put it like this, "Sam Bronfman was bootleggin' enough whiskey across the Canadian border to double the size of Lake Erie.  It was no wonder that wags in the liquor trade were beginning to refer to Lake Erie as 'the Jewish lake.'"2

Headquartered in Montreal, The Seagram Company Ltd. employs 30,000 people worldwide.  Seagram's liquors are sold in more than 150 countries and territories.  Affiliates and joint ventures in 41 countries comprise the largest distribution system in the spirits and wine industry.  The Seagram entertainment/communications company, MCA Inc., makes motion pictures, television and home video products, publishes books, produces recorded music, and operates theme parks annually, with significant holdings in Time-Warner and Dupont.  All told, these same Bronfmans who gross $6 billion are now begging the world for money to fight our leader, teacher and guide under the auspices of the World Jewish Congress.

But, could Edgar Bronfman really be that concerned about terrorism?  When one analyzes the figures compiled by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), maybe Americans (and particularly Blacks) ought to be more concerned about Bronfman.  According to NIAAA the estimated cost of alcohol abuse was $70.3 billion in 1985 and an astounding $85.9 billion in 1988.  The loss of productivity, expenditures on medical treatment, premature deaths and broken families are incalculable.  As the largest purveyors of alcohol in the world, what part of this human tragedy can we attribute to the Bronfman liquor dynasty?

According to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), in the United States, 75% of unintentional injuries and 50% of the 12 leading causes of death are directly or indirectly related to alcohol, nicotine, and other drugs.  The only age group in the United States whose life span is decreasing is young people between the ages of 15 and 24, much of this decrease is attributed to alcohol consumption.  The American Journal of Public Health reports that the density of liquor stores is directly responsible for increased aggression and crime.  Among the Native American the scourge is devastating.  Mortality rates for crashes and alcoholism are 5.5 and 3.8 times higher, respectively, among the Native Americans than among the general population.  Among Southwestern Plains Indians, 10.7 of every 1,000 children were born with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome born grasping for a Seagrams bottle!

With these gruesome realities about the poison that made them rich, what do the Bronfmans do?  They have broken a decades-long ban on TV hard liquor advertisements and will now entice the viewership to surrender their livers to Bronfman's American vision, staggering and blurred though it may be.

When the Bronfmans and their World Jewish Congress refer to our leader, the Honorable Louis Farrakhan as "dangerous" we must consider the source.  As the broken bodies, disintegrated families, disease and affliction are tallied in America and the world, we have but one question to ask the undertaker: "Have we reached six million yet?"3

END

1 Stephen Birmingham, The Rest of Us: The Rise of American Eastern European Jews (Boston: Little, Brown & Company, 1984), p. 152.

2 Birmingham, p. 156.

3 Sources include "Estimating the Economic Cost of Alcohol Abuse," National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism No. 11 PH 293 January 1991.  "Alcohol and Minorities," National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism No. 23 PH 347 January 1994.  Kevin Koga, "More bars and liquor stores equals more violent crime, research shows," University of Southern California Chronicle.


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